Orthodox Thought for the Day


Thursday, July 26, 2012

Dead to sin, but alive to God

To deny oneself means to give up one's bad habits; to root out of the heart all that ties us to the world; not to cherish bad thoughts and desires; to suppress every evil thought; to avoid occasions of sin; not to desire or to do anything out of self-love, but to do everything out of love for God.  To deny oneself, according to St. Paul means "to be dead to sin. . . but alive to God." 

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